Incident Reports

Rural municipality head threatens journalist in Nawalparasi


Lumbini, Nawalparasi West, Palhi Nandan, Ward 1

Bechu Gaund, of Ramgram municipality-3,  correspondent of Butwal Today and a member of FNJ Nawalparasi, has accused the head of Palhinanda rural municipality, Dipak Gupta of threatening him for writing a report about irregularity in the construction of road in Palhinandan rural municipality-1.

The victim filed a complaint at the District Police Office against Gupta on April 30.  Issuing a press statement, FNJ Nawalparasi condemned the incident of the threat on the journalist.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Threat/intimidation
Secondary Form Threat/intimidation
Weapons None
Primary Cause Issues related to freedom of expression and civil rights
Secondary Cause Freedom of Expression
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Journalist/Media
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Youth Injured 00